Florence, SC — On Wednesday afternoon, two metropolis cops and three sheriff’s deputies have been shot by an lively shooter in Florence, South Carolina.
Round 5 p.m. native time, the Florence County Emergency Administration Dispatch put out the next assertion warning residents of an lively shooter scenario.
“As a result of a excessive precedence name in Classic Place off of Hoffmeyer Rd in FLORENCE, South Carolina. There’s an lively shooter incident in progress presently. We’re advising everybody to keep away from this space. We have now Sheriff Officers together with Metropolis PD and different first responders dealing with this example.”
In response to reviews, the lively shooter emergency was declared simply earlier than 5 pm native time, and the authorities reported the seize of the suspect about an hour later. The close by West Florence Excessive College was locked down as a precaution.
— KSWO 7NEWS (@KSWO_7NEWS) October 3, 2018
**PICTURES FROM SCENE: 5 regulation enforcement officers shot in Florence County. Observe our sister station reporter @TonyaWPDE for continuous updates. West Florence Excessive College is on lockdown. Our @carolinebTV is heading there now. #scnews pic.twitter.com/PM8ode0BCK
— Ashley Blackstone (@ashblackstone) October 3, 2018
Officers on scene inform me three Florence County deputies and two Florence metropolis cops have been shot in that…
Moments in the past, police confirmed that the shooter was in custody and the scenario is underneath management. They urged anybody within the space to remain clear.
“The lively capturing scenario is over and the suspect is in custody. We’re asking everybody to keep away from Classic Place as there’s nonetheless an lively crime investigation in progress,” the assertion learn.
Chief Deputy Glen Kirby with the Florence County Sheriff’s Workplace advised native information retailers that three Florence County deputies and two Florence metropolis cops have been injured. Nevertheless, no particulars on their situation have been launched.
****Main Replace****The lively capturing scenario is over and the suspect is in custody. We’re asking everybody to keep away from Classic Place as there’s nonetheless an lively crime investigation in progress.
Particulars on the shooter haven’t but been launched. We’ll replace this story as extra info comes out.